Entire broadband industry sues Vermont to stop state net neutrality law

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | eccolo74) The nation’s largest broadband industry lobby groups have sued Vermont to stop a state law that requires ISPs to follow net neutrality principles in order to qualify for government contracts. The lawsuit was filed yesterday in US District Court in Vermont by mobile industry lobby CTIA, cable industry lobby […]

Up to 9.5 million net neutrality comments were made with stolen identities

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC, the day of the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality rules. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) The New York attorney general’s office is widening an investigation into fraudulent net neutrality comments, saying it estimates that up to 9.5 million comments […]

New study dissects FCC net neutrality commenter backgrounds

A new study out of Stanford University has found that while nearly every unique comment filed in response to the FCC’s proposal to repeal net neutrality opposed the agency’s plan, net neutrality support was geographically widespread and spanned party lines. The FCC’s comment system has attracted quite a bit of criticism, with many reports detailing […]

Comcast complains it will make less money under Calif. net neutrality law

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) California’s net neutrality law will cause “significant lost revenues” for Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company said in a court filing this month. Comcast described the net neutrality law’s potential impact on its ability to charge online service providers and network operators for network interconnection. “The paid interconnection provisions will harm […]

Trump administration defends FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules

(Reuters) — The Trump administration defended the Federal Communications Commission repeal of landmark open internet rules known as net neutrality, urging a federal appeals court to reject a challenge. In a 167-page court filing late on Thursday, the Justice Department and FCC urged the court to reject the suit filed by 22 states, the Distric…Read […]

California gov. signs nation’s strictest net neutrality rules into law

Enlarge / Net neutrality supporter protests the FCC’s repeal outside a federal building in Los Angeles, California, on November 28, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Ronen Tivony | NurPhoto) California Governor Jerry Brown today signed net neutrality legislation into law, setting up a legal showdown pitting his state against Internet service providers and the Federal […]

NYT sues FCC, says it hid evidence of Russia meddling in net neutrality repeal

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks to the media after the vote to repeal net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong ) The New York Times has sued the Federal Communications Commission over the agency’s refusal to release records that the Times believes might shed light on Russian […]

Net neutrality gives “free” Internet to Netflix and Google, ISP claims

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | nevarpp) Frontier Communications is asking employees for help in its fight against state net neutrality rules in California, claiming that the rules will give “free” Internet to major Web companies while raising costs for consumers. The Internet service provider urged employees to submit a form letter asking Governor Jerry Brown […]

Verizon lobbyist runs for NY AG—as the state sues FCC over net neutrality repeal

Enlarge / Leecia Eve, a Verizon lobbyist and candidate for New York attorney general. (credit: Leecia Eve) A Verizon lobbyist is trying to become the attorney general of New York in the upcoming November election. Verizon executive Leecia Eve is one of four candidates in the Democratic primary for the seat vacated when Eric Schneiderman […]